I knew this was going to be a manic month but it got a little crazy. First weekend was the photoshoot.
Abbey was scrubbed to within a inch of her life and then I went home to get clean- I don’t understand how I end up so filthy after Abbey has a bath! Claire, the photographer, was brilliant and I’m over the moon with the results! Abbey was so well behaved that I plucked up the courage to sit on her bare back. I really wanted to canter but the show sheen made that tricky!
Next up Burghley and a mission to find a hat that suits me!! It was my first trip to Burghley and I have to say I loved it. The atmosphere is create, the course was huge and the riders inspiring. The shopping was great too! Finally found a hat – the Gatehouse Chelsea Air Flow Pro – unfortunately the 54 is too small and 56 was too big….and the 55, sold out.
Then dressage champs – seeing Charlotte on one of her new rides was a personal highlight.